—Because of their unique capabilities Magnetic Bearings are increasingly being used in different applications in various industries. MBs are divided in to three main type: 1) Active MB 2) Passive MB 3) Hybrid MB. Due to its adjustability active MBs are becoming common in overcoming classical rotor-bearing problems and help engineers reach new boundaries in system efficiency. The most important issue in designing an active MB is its control system which requires novel techniques to implement. To this end and because of the complicated nature of designing and verifying the functional correctness of the overall system, new co-simulation approaches are considered. In this paper a One-Axis (One-DOF) magnetic bearing co-simulation model using LMS Imagine AMESim and SIMULINK is proposed to show the capabilities of system modelling an AMB via AMESim software as a mechatronics system design software. The electromagnets of the magnetic bearing system is dealt as a magnetic actuator in AMESim while the rotor is modeled as a simple mass. Linear SISO controllers are designed using SIMULINK and a co-simulation interface is implemented to simulate the overall system.
—Active magnetic bearing, co-simulation, modelling, AMESim software, simulink.
The authors are with the Department of Mechatronics, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (e-mail: Ebadi@ee.kntu.ac.ir).
Cite: Abdollah Ebadi and Mahdi Aliyari Sh, "Dynamic Simulation of a One DOF Radial Active Magnetic Bearing Using SIMULINK and AMESim Co-simulation," International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 162-166, 2016.